In the last few months, I have become a convert to texting. I think it’s a great tool for moms for many of the same reasons that teens like it.
I have several friends who work crazy hours and when they are home with their families I don’t want to interrupt their family time. But with texting we can says things like “hey if you have time to walk I am going at 5 or we’re going to park, want to come?” If they happen to see it then great, but I don’t feel like I am intruding on their family time.
I also use it when picking up at school. If I am running late or my friend is running late then we can just text to grab the other’s kids and tell them mom is coming.
I also like it to communicate with Michael. He can quickly let me know when he’s landed safely or is in a meeting or if he doesn’t have time to talk right then.
We used texting very effectively last weekend at an education conference we attended. He went into different seminars than I did. He let me know if he didn’t like one and was switching classes. He let me know when he was going to get the kids.
Are you using texting as an effective Mom tool? Have you adopted this technology yet? Will you give it a try? How do you use texting for in your family life?
(Is your teen losing sleep and interrupting their learning cycle by texting at night? Check out our corollary blog about what being “on call” at night for their texting friends actually does to teen.)
– Theresa Walsh Gairrusso, ajc.com Momania